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Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum

| Cultura, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Newry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The kids really enjoyed it. A lovely family day out. Very reasonable. Plenty to see and do. We just visited the transport museum on this occasion. A great time was had by all

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Lisburn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My elderly mother, sister and husband spent a day at the Ulster Folk/Transport Museum last Friday. We found the Folk Museum easy to get around and very well laid out and found each house / building very interesting. We particularly enjoyed the Actors who presented, in a humourous way, some facts about the buildings and unusual things found in them.... More

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Although combined in name, they are separate, with a walk between. The transport museum is interesting, though fairly small, and the building is a splendid setting. I was especially taken with the cafe in a station building. The folk museum is brilliant. It recreates a small country town and its rural surroundings, containing buildings brought from elsewhere and re-erected. There... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

but is in need of a little attention in some areas. I took my young son to the Transportation Museum. It's great - with lots to see (he loved all the trains, cars, buses, trams, planes and more). The only thing I'd say is that a number of the rides and interactive displays don't work, which is a pity. I... More

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at lunch time and expected to spend a couple of hours going around the UFM. We could not have been more wrong. We spent 4 hours going around the multitude of fantastic sights, many of the buildings having been dismantled from different part of Northern Ireland and transported to UFM to be rebuilt, and could easily have spent... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited as part of a conference at Queens University. We had a great afternoon at the Folk Museum (I didn't get a chance to see the Transportation Museum). This was a beautiful walk in the countryside, only a few miles outside Belfast centre, with an opportunity to see historic buildings from all over Ulster. The buildings were well preserved... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited the Transport Museum with my family and extended family (5 adults and 7 children). All the attractions were good and showed the history of transport in Belfast etc. Not much from a rural perspective, but hey. We brought some snacks for the children, but were pestered by the wasps all the way through. However I went down to gallery... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I loved the Ulster Folk Museum when i was a child and i was delighted to get the chance to go back again! It is just as good as i remember, the exhibitions are so life like and getting to taste freshly baked soda bread was a nice touch! Being there really gives you an idea of what it was... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

The museum staff in both parts of the fabulous exhibition were so pleasant and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble to them. Myself and my three sisters had the most fantastic day out. A great day out for all the family from the very young to the very old.

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lisburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited both parts of the museum and can honestly say it was enjoyed by all out family, age range from 2-68 years. The village was amazing and a great in sight into how life used to be, and the transport section went down a treat being able to see all the old buses and trains Will definitely be back... More

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